The Orcas Library held an open house last week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the grand opening of the public library building.
Volunteers Marcia Spees, Leith Templin, and Carla Stanley and library staff member Kathy Lunde spent months creating a “walk down memory lane” complete with exhibits, archives and cake.
The idea was to create panels to hang on the walls of the meeting room, and have them resemble familiar objects, such as magazines and newspapers, but with news of the library.
“We looked in our micro film and found what the cover of the Island’s Sounder looked like in 1993, and Carla made a panel that resembles the Sounder, but with news of the library in place of the news of that day,” said Lunde. “There are seven panels in all, each highlighting events and milestones during the last 20 years.”
The last panel resembles a Kindle, and points toward the future. There is also a collage of photos taken over the years, which includes the people and events that have made the library such a wonderful place.
“Be sure to come visit the library and see these great creations for yourself,” Lunde said. “The exhibit will run through the summer.”